The Poem Writes Itself: A Rail Reading Curated by Tyhe Cooper

Featuring Cooper, Riley Mac, Noa Mendoza, and Erin Pérez


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Tyhe Cooper curates our 104th Wednesday Rail Reading with Riley Mac, Noa Mendoza, and Erin Pérez.

In this talk

Riley Mac

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A poet, bartender, and dyke from South Jersey, Riley Mac hosts a monthly reading series at Ginger’s Bar and never says no to an emcee moment when friends ask her to host their readings. She’s working on her first book of poems and currently lives in Brooklyn with her mangy dog Dandy.

Noa Mendoza

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Writer and translator Noa Mendoza is based in Brooklyn. Her first little chapbook of hybrid poetry and translation is in the works through Wendy’s Subway. Her work most recently appears in Pile Press.

Erin Pérez

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Poet Erin Pérez is concerned with orange wine, memes, parties and good times. She also works across other mediums such as ceramics, photography and painting. A recent graduate from the Pratt Institute BFA, she is from Panamá City, Panamá and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Tyhe Cooper

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A writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality, Tyhe Cooper maintains a focus in the treacheries of autonomous hands, outer space, and AI. They are the Editorial Assistant and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail, as well as the curator of Can’t Make These Fuckin Concentric Circles Work, a reading series at Unnameable Books that spotlights trans, genderqueer, gnc poets. Their work was recently published in the Brooklyn Rail’s April 2022 issue.

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